- Founded: 1843
- Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland
Since its establishment in 1843, Arnotts has been a Dublin landmark for generations of Irish people and visitors to the capital city. The largest department store in the country, it is regarded with much affection by Irish people who have grown up with it at the centre of their shopping experiences. With a selling area of more than 300,000 square feet it is ranked in the top five stores in Britain and Ireland, alongside such icons of international retailing as Harrods and Selfridges. Arnotts celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1993 with significant redevelopment and the construction of an octagonal dome, which fills the floors below with light. Since then the store has continued with an extensive modernisation programme. We now have everything under one roof for the discerning shopper, including fashion brands such as BCBG, Max & Co, T Tahari, Boutique by Jaeger, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Nicole Farhi. This is only the beginning of the evolution at Arnotts as we continue to develop and embrace the world’s finest global brands. In October 2009, Arnotts unveiled its new look ground floor, with double the floor space devoted to the beauty, jewellery and accessories departments The Conran Shop, a unique and personal collection of home furnishings and gifts, opened in Arnotts at the end of 2009 also. The Conran Shop at Arnotts stocks an exciting edit of furniture, lighting, unique vintage furniture, and a wide selection of home accessories for the bedroom, home office, dining room, living room and bathroom within approx 11,000 sq ft of space. A visit to the Conran Shop is a journey of discovery punctuated by the unique, the unexpected, the witty and the surprising - uncluttered but not minimal. Changes of pace are important in both the product collection and the unique way in which products are shown together. Arnotts is committed to offering the best modern retail experience in Ireland, and will continue to expand range of quality products and services available to our customers in a welcoming, vibrant atmosphere.